Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 69, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 2, 1958 Page: 15 of 16
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THE CLAUDE NEWS
CLAUDE, ARMSTRONG COUNT*, TEXAS, THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 1958.
In the next session of Congress
there will be a big battle on the
proposed national fair trade law.
♦ * *
In fact, a new lobby to fight
this measure has been set up in
Washington headed by one Alex
AcHerman, for- ~
merly with the
So far it has
not been deter-
mined who is
There Is some
talk along the
the Japs, other c. W. Harder
foreign interests are behind this.
♦ * *
While the debate goes on, it
Is important to bear in mind that
this is all over fair trade on
brands, not commodities.
* * *
Here's the way this difference
works. No prices would ever be
set on an item such as electric
irons, for example. But any
manufacturer of an electric iron
if he so desired, could set the
fair trade price on his branded
product. Other makers could if
they wish sell their product for
* * *
Now a manufacturer may want
to build into his electric iron spe-
cial features and materials that
makes his product the 24 carat
brand in the field. He may feel
that there are people who would
rather pay more for a quality
item, fully guaranteed, and for
which service is available from
* * *
Now, he also knows that his
dealers will not sell his iron as
fast as the cheap items on the
market. His product is built for
particular people, and thus he
must have a means of protecting
his dealer's profits so that tl; •
dealer will continue to handle a
<a N«llou l Federation ut lndotntfi-ul UdMn ■>.*
By C. WILSON HARDER
high quality item despite its rela-
tive slow movement.
♦ • *
This was the classic practice
before fair trade laws were large-
ly sabotaged mostly by so-called
♦ * *
Now obviously, if a manufac-
turer cannot hold dealers to sell
a quality item because they can't
get a profit commensurate with
the slow moving aspects of a
high priced "quality item, he then
only has o.~e recourse. That is to
build the cheapest item he can
* * ♦
So, there is nothing that would
please the Japs and other pro-
ducers of goods with sweat shop
labor than to have no fair trade
pi ices on any brand so that there
will be no quality American
made goods in the market,
♦ # *
Thus, if in every line there Is
no standard of comparison, the
consumer will find that there Is
no quality difference between a
shoddy American made item and
a shoddy Jap made article.
* * *
So, from the consumer's stand-
point the issue really boils down
to this. Shall American consum-
ers be offered a choice of quality
brands along with plentiful offer-
ings of cheap merchandise, or
shall their choice be confined,
like in Moscow, to nothing but
cheap shoddy merchandise.
* * *
If the Issue is decided on the
latter basis, the future looms
quite clear. With the constant
breaking down of the protective
tariffs by government, if all mer-
chandising in America is brought
down to a price basis alone,
eventually the only thing the
American consumer will be able
to buy will be cheap, shoddy for-
eign made items. And that sub-
stantial element of U. S. industry
b"ilt oil producing quality mer-
chandise will sink into oblivion.
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Pinnacle Rock area overlooking Middlesboro, Ky.
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The Cumberland Gap Pass is the
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Dr Thomas Walker and a group
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tunnel underneath Cumberland Gap
and a playground for tourists at
nearby Harrogate, Tenn., which
became a famous spa of the South.
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with the panic of 1893, so did the
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Waggoner, William J. B. & Waggoner, Cecil O. Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 69, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 2, 1958, newspaper, October 2, 1958; Claude, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth355965/m1/15/: accessed March 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Richard S. and Leah Morris Memorial Library.